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DUBAI: Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine Tookes posted a bag from Dubai-based brand L’Afshar on Instagram this week, adding another celebrity to the cult brand’s list of customers.

The 31-year-old model was photographed in France by Lebanese brand Azi & Aosta in a black ensemble, which featured a L’Fusher Amnis bag in mirror gold. Handcrafted in Dubai, this handbag, priced at $955 (1 dollar = 0.96 euros), is plated in 24-karat gold.

More than one Hollywood celebrity has worn the brand’s bags, including Laura Dern, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Rachel Bilson. However, they aren’t the only celebrities who are big fans of the local brand: Actresses Jasmine Sanders, Bella Hadid, Kate Upton, Alicia Keys and Chrissy Teigen have all made public appearances with L’Brand bags. Afshar.

The brand’s designer, Lillian Afsher, is known for her unique and structured designs and use of marble resin and intricate mirror effects. Lucite – known as “acrylic glass” – and Lucky Stones also feature in the brand’s range of handbags, which typically range from clear to saturated in heavy and straight-forward colors and textures.

Jasmine Tookes opted for a strapless mini dress by Azzie & Aosta, the Beirut-based atelier founded by George Azi and Aosta. This look is from the season 8 collection of both, which is inspired by the glamorous style of the 1980s.

This isn’t the first time Tookes has chosen a designer from the Middle East. In fact, in September 2021, the model married Juan David Borrero, a Snapchat worker in her native country of Ecuador, wearing a dress by Lebanese designer Zouhair Mourad.

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Tookes’ custom wedding dress featured an embroidered lace neckline, a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt with a train. She paired this stunning wedding dress with floor-length sheer veil. With its long sleeves and high Mandarin collar, the dress was both chic and conservative.

At the 2022 Met Gala in New York, she wore a bespoke Emerald Lamé gown by Mourad on one of the most high-profile red carpets on the annual fashion calendar. His love for Morad’s glamorous creations is no secret. After the Haute Couture Show Fall 2021 From the designer in Paris, where she sat front row, she revealed that he was her “favourite designer” and wore her clothes “on almost every red carpet”.

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